Xylem has announced that it has acquired Visenti Pte Ltd, a Singapore-based smart water analytics company. Visenti provides a suite of advanced products and services to enable the smart management of water distribution networks.

Visenti supports water utilities in monitoring their infrastructure and optimizing their operations through advanced analytics. Its solutions portfolio is highly complementary to Xylem’s offerings, and targets the growing challenge of non-revenue water loss – treated drinking water that is lost due to leaks, theft or other causes.

Visenti’s solutions include real-time leak detection, identification of pipe network assets at risk of failure, operational simulations, meter data analytics and water quality monitoring. The company effectively integrates advanced software and hardware to enable water utilities to reduce energy and water wastage in real-time without compromising water quality and hydraulic standards.

“With Visenti, we have acquired a strategically valuable asset to strengthen Xylem’s offering in systems intelligence solutions, focusing on non-revenue water,” said Steve Leung, Senior Vice President and President, Emerging Markets, Xylem. “Together, we will be able to help customers around the world solve one of their most significant and costly water challenges.”

Visenti was launched in 2011 out of the SMART research program at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT). Xylem and Visenti entered into a strategic partnership in 2012 to develop smart optimization solutions for water networks. This involved utilizing energy-efficient technology and smart-sensing platforms for large-scale deployment projects in Singapore and Hong Kong.

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